For making the divorce final in the State of Maryland, a judge has to sign the Maryland Judgment of Divorce Form at the final divorce hearing. You are required to make and keep copies of this form for the record.
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Page ____ of ______ This Partial Order consists of 2 pages (w/o attachments)JO 1 - Revised 2 November 2000 *IN THE \ Plaintiff *CIRCUIT COURT v. * FOR * __________________________________ \ Defendant *Civil No.: * * * * * * * * * * * * * JUDGMENT OF ABSOLUTE DIVORCE This Order consists of this document and the attached sections concernin\ g: [ ] Custody [ ] Other Child Issues [ ] Visitation [ ] Alimony [ ] Child Support [ ] Other Orders 1. BASIS The provisions of this order are based upon [ ] An evidentiary hearing before a [ ] Judge [ ] Master fo\ llowing: [ ]a written request for relief and a response [ ] a written request for relief and entry of an order of default. At hearing the following individuals personally appeared: [ ] plaintiff [ ] defendant [ ] attorney for child(ren) [ ] attorney for plaintiff [ ] attorney for defendant [ ] other: [ ] An agreement of the parties: [ ] submitted in writing [ ] placed orally on the record before a [ ] Judge [ ] Maste\ r. 2. ORDER 2.1 Grant of Absolute Divorce. It is this day of , 2 , by the Circuit Court for hereby ORDERED, that the Plaintiff is hereby granted an absolute divorce from \ the Defendant. 2.2 Incorporation of Separation Agreement. [ ] ORDERED, that all of the terms and provisions of the separation agreemen\ t signed by the parties and dated are hereby approved by the Court and incorporated, . but not merged, into this judgment by reference[.] [ ] with the exception of: \ Page ____ of ______ This Partial Order consists of 2 pages (w/o attachments)JO 1 - Revised 2 November 2000 2.3 Monetary Award or Reservation of the Power to Determine Marital Pr\ operty. [ ]ORDERED, that, pursuant to Md. Fam. Law Code Ann. § 8-205, shall pay directly to a monetary award in the amount of $ to adjust the respective rights and equities of the parties in their marital property and said monetary award shall be reduc\ ed to judgment in favor of . [ ] ORDERED, that, pursuant to Md. Fam. Law Code Ann. § 8-203(a)(2), \ the Court expressly reserves the power to determine marital property within a period not to \ exceed 90 days from the date of this order, unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties or exten\ ded by this Court, and to determine the amount of any marital award at that time. 2.4 Transfer of Interest in a Retirement Asset [ ] The transfer of an interest in a retirement asset has been addressed in \ an accompanying Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) which was or is being signed by the Co\ urt on the day of , 2 . [NB: The Court should refrain from entering a judgment of absolute divorce where retirement assets are to be transferred until \ a QDRO has been prepared.] 2.5 Restoration of Former Name [ ] ORDERED , that is hereby restored to the use of the former name of \ . 2.6 Attorney Fees and Judgment. [ ] ORDERED , that is directed to pay $ to as contribution toward attorney fees, to be paid within days. [ ] If payment is not made within 30 days, upon filing of an affidavit by th\ e payee, a judgment shall be entered against , in that amount, together with interest at the legal rate. 2.7 Court Costs. ORDERED that the following is/are to pay the costs of these proceeding\ s, payable to the Court, in the manner indicated below: [ ] PLAINTIFF ________________ [ ] DEFENDANT ______________ [ ] PLAINTIFF AND DEFENDANT EQUALLY [ ] COSTS ARE WAIVED.